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Posttraumatic Stress, Anxiety, and Veterans Day

Posttraumatic Stress, Anxiety, and Veterans Day

Every November, the world celebrates Armistice Day, better known as Veterans Day in the United States. The way we recognize Veterans Day in the United States is a celebration of all things military, a day for remembrance, and a time to thank those veterans in our...
Fresh for Fall

Fresh for Fall

The season is changing. In my part of the world, the leaves have turned colors, frost is nipping at the gardens, and piles of pumpkins adorn the roadsides and markets. For me, autumn is a very mixed time. I love the coolness of the air and the comfort of a cozy...
Delayed Arrival at Desired Destination

Delayed Arrival at Desired Destination

Growing up, I was a big dreamer: college, marriage, family, career. I was enthusiastic, active, and driven. I didn’t let the anxiety I began experiencing when I was roughly nine, the depression I began experiencing when I was 14, or the hypomania which started at age...
Revising the Red Book

Revising the Red Book

Wellness Recovery Action Plan, known in the WRAP community as the Red Book, was recently revised, 20 years after it was first published. This involved a challenging balancing act: preserving WRAP’s essential structure, its key recovery concepts, and its values and...